Friday, March 21, 2008

Hoppy Halloween!

With the inevitable arrival of everyone's favorite egg slinging rabbit, what better time to talk about Halloween!?

As you can see, Hope was a black cat. Which was a nice change from the pinky princess girly stuff all of the other little ghouls that came to my door were wearing. Next year I'm hoping for a lil' witch or tiny vampire. "Princess of the Night". M did her eyes and I did the rest. Nothing more fun than shopping all the Halloween stores for every variety of black cat ears you can find.

Also, by doing so, I finally scored the fog machine of my dreams. And for half price! I'm just a few tombstone cut-outs and green and blue flood lights away from the ultimate front yard cemetary!

We also had a nice collection of Jack O' Lanterns this year. M, who's pumpkin insides could not possibly be more clean, carved a nice haunted scene. Hope, who hasn't quite stepped up to carving yet, drew a cat (of course) and a happy jack and I decided to step up the creepy a bit from previous years.

What I love about Hope's designs is that I always think, "I don't know if this is really going to work..." and when I'm done cutting them out, they look great!

And I discovered that I reeeeally liked how mine turned out. Thus I took an unhealthy amount of photos of him. Enjoy!

And lastly...the morning after.

So sad.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

So... tonight.

On the top secret project that I've been on for the last .......forever......I'm creating the biggest colorhold the world has ever seen!!

Mwaha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ack!...cough...wheeze...cough...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Research is Hard

...and time consuming. That's not to say that's all that I've been doing since September of last year (there's been the procrastinating) but I have been doing a lot of it. Really want to make sure that I'm not unintentionally ripping someone off. At least I know I won't be intentionally ripping someone this: Hot Topic soap t-shirt rip-off.

So there's been the research of that as well as researching/learning CSS. I'd really like to transform this blog into DLG Headquarters, as well as showcase my portfolio, sell prints and copies of books that I've worked on, that sort of thing. So I've been looking at a way of really sprucing it up. I'd love to see it happen within the next couple of weeks...but like research, CSS is hard.

On a wonderfully positive note, we've added a new member to the DLG family. John "Big Daddy" Schirano has joined us on writing duties! He's really excited to be a part of it and collaborating with him has certainly renewed my excitement in the project. We've come up with a bunch of cool new designs and characters and some hilarious situations. I've got around 8 pages of story from him that are absolutely beautiful. I actually got chills when I read the last page.

So far I've thumbnailed out around 6 pages and Hope and I have begun drawing the intro.

Another cool thing about doing all that research, is that I found tons of inspiring artists and blogs out there that I can't wait to share (and eventually put in my "Links" section, whenever I get one).

I give you Aaron Blecha. What an amazing talent! I first got turned on to his work thru Kreepsville's Cereal Killers blog. His ghoulies and beasties are the bestest. Be sure to check out his blog and site and watch some of the sweet sweet animation!

Until next time, Kreepy Kidlettes!